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, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented walking on egg shells, terrified they are going to say some word that's going to be deemed, you know, an incipient klan sentiment and that's why the crux of my book is the turning point of the o.j. verdict when i think white america saw black people cheering the acquittal of an obviously guilty black celebrity and said that's it, the white guilt bank is shut down. not only did that help race relations, it specifically helped black people as republican policies that had been pushed for years but demagogued as racist, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented helping black people most of all. i mean, helping everyone but helping -- giuliani's policies in new york saved tens of thousands of black lives and i don't know if he would have been able to continue with his very tough on crime policies which were in fact demagogued as racist while he was implementing them, if you didn't have this change in feeling in america where people were just sick of hearing of being accused of racism. >> let's ta
if he's elected president. talking about cutting the budget, eliminating the president's health care law and tapping into domestic energy resources. i have to tell you the one message that they have been hitting hard in the last final days of this campaign, they have been going after the president on this issue of bipartisanship. mitt romney is making the case that the president has forgotten his mandate to be a uniter in this country. the president said people should be voting because it is the best revenge. mitt romney has been telling crowds all day long that people should be voting out of what they think is best for the country in their heart. so that is the message that they've been delivering all day long. i can also tell you that the front of the campaign plane we have seen a higher number of top campaign advisers flying with the gop nominee including michael levitt who has been leading the readiness project, as they skaul it. i talked to governor levitt for just a few brief moments in iowa and he said what they've been doing is building a ship, he called it, that they hope will s
, law and order, welfare reform, were actually able to be implemented helping black people most of all. i mean, helping everyone but helping -- giuliani's policies in new york saved tens of thousands of black lives and i don't know if he would have been able to continue with his very tough on crime policies which were in fact demagogued as racist while he was implementing them, if you didn't have this change in feeling in america where people were just sick of hearing of being accused of racism. >> let's take a little break now we've warmed you up, because you called the president a retard this week. you're laughing. most people aren't. let's discuss it after the break. >>> i struggled with it myself >>> i struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is a gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> there's the rape comments from richard mourdock. it's sparked a firestorm in this election. i'm sure ann coulter has a view on that. what is your view? >> i think all republica
here. and i can see law enforcement up on the road, that you can see they're flashing blue and red lights. and yes, some people have evacuated. but they assure us that as long as you're above the first floor floors of this hotel, which is eight floors high, you should be fine. i'm actually, as i say, on the roof of the hotel overlooking the beach. there doesn't seem to be too much fear here. it's not -- these where i am, it's not a long trek to get out of the tsunami zone. and, you know, it's very well marked. the hawaiian authorities and civil defense here are well-prepared for this sort of thing. they deal with it somewhat frequently. and the protocol and the procedures they have in place are pretty well understood by the populace here. >> folks that have come to the hotel perhaps to stay at higher ground, do they know how long they may have to stay there as far as until they're given the all-clear? have you been told how this will play out? >> no, i'm not sure that they have. i'm not sure that anybody truly knows that, aside from it could last for several hours. but, you know, t
and strengthen laws. and the candidates should pay more attention to the issue. >> in this election, it's all about jobs in the economy. but for women, it's actually not just about getting a job, but it's about getting a job with fair and honest pay. >> with just days to go in the 2012 campaign, time is running out for equal pay to get equal play. athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> so just a heads up for you if you live in south carolina, you may be a victim of identity theft. ahead, the damage from the latest cyber attack affecting millions of residents and their credits. take close. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >>> it is certainly good to see you on this saturday. i want to show you five of the stories that we're really watching for you this morning. first of all, san
? >> well, we didn't pass a photo i.d. law in ohio. you actually have -- you can use a photo i.d., a government-issued paycheck, a utility bill, the last four digits of your social security number, there are a number of ways you can cast a ballot in ohio. ohio is a place led by republicans who created early voting in our state. so that really doesn't apply in our case. republicans have been the ones that really have opened up the opportunity to cast ballots either by mail or in person. and we have led those efforts in many cases. >> let's talk about another effort you led. i want to talk about the voting days. many say our previous guest, state senator nina turner said that was an effort to reduce the turnout especially of african-american voters on the sunday before the election to reduce the turnout and deliver the state for governor romney. your response to that? >> well, actually, your previous guest, senator nina turner, voted for a bill that ended voting on those three days. and then the obama campaign said that they didn't like it, so the democrats were essentially rever
anything. that is the law of the state of ohio. i am the administer of the law. we have strict laws in regarding this. i have some latitude in setting uniform hours. but what we really like is the more people that vote early, the fewer people show up on election day and that means we have shorterlines at the polls because most people have already cast their ballots. or at least a lot of them. >> a lot of them, yeah. 1.3 million absentee ballots were requested. that's an issue because of the provisional ballots. if the people who said yes, i do want an absentee ballot don't turn it in and go to the polls and vote, then they'll have to do a provisional ballot. >> well, first of all, we want voters who requested their ballot to turn them in. we encourage them to do that. right now, we're at 8 pe85 perc of them have returned. and we think that the number could actually be smaller than it was the last time. so we're not concerned about that. >> we are because we're here and you can't count those ballots or those votes until november 17th. i'm joking, but the whole country could be waitin
center for justice, 14 states have laws restricting voter registration drive, early voting, forcing some voters to show an idea. those 14 states are worth 185 electoral votes, 68% of what's needed to win. so, is voting fraud a big problem? will what i just said affect the election? nicole austin hilary joins us from washington this morning. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> let's talk about these new laws put in place in many states across the nation. how will this affect voting tuesday? >> in 2011, the brennan center issued a report. when we first saw the onslaught of these laws being introduced across the country. we were extremely worried because it looked like up to 5 million voters would be impacted by these laws in such a way where many of them might have their right to vote encumbered. we issued a new report, however, a year later. it just came out last week -- early this week that showed that because of the pushback that happened across the country, because of the department of justice, citizen referenda, court and other initiatives, there has been a great deal of success
early voting in the sunshine state started a week later than it did in '08 because of a new state law. the republican state legislature reduced the number of early voting days from 14 to 8. >>> and number five, gas prices are falling across the u.s. aaa reporting the national average dropped just over a penny to $3.48 a gallon. that is the 23rd consecutive decline. prices are lowest in south carolina, where the average gallon will cost you $3.17. >>> the images of sandy's destruction have been striking. the economic losses devastating. in addition to the homes lost because of the hurricanes. the more than 20,000 flights were canceled across north america. fedex tells "new york times" it has been struggling to find gas for its delivery trucks. the advertising company have lost $5 million because of tv disruptions and movie theaters took in only $3,000, $3,000 total in the city. the monday before that it took in $500,000. here to talk more about the economic impact of the storm is trish regan in new york. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg television. trish, thanks for bei
mali. they've destroyed shrines, impose period sahria law and stoned people who come in their wake. now, mali was once considered one of the few stable democracies in africa, and mali's capital would normally have been able to counteract these insurgents. but the government tripped up this year. a coup took place in march. in the aftermath, soldiers deserted the army. there are reports many even sold their equipment for money. so mali is essentially defenseless. last month the interim president called on the security council to help. seems increasingly likely there will be some military intervention. already a regional group called ecowas, economic community of west african states, is pulling together a small army. france is leading the calls for action. it has submitted a proposal to the u.n. for malayan soldier to be trained by the european union. those soldiers will then join a few thousand ecowas troops to retake northern mali. remember, mali was a french colony until 1960. france continues to have trade interests in the region. what about washington's role? haven't our leaders prom
the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> now for our "what in the world" segment. in the final presidential debate, the one on foreign policy, it was interesting to note the countries that got a mention. iran was cited 47 times, of course. israel, 34 times. and china, 32 times. it was also telling, there was only one mention each of europe and africa, and none at all of india. but i was struck by the amount of play one small country got. the one doesn't usually register on washington's foreign policy radar. >> mali -- >> mali -- >> with a gdp 1% of mexico. why mali? here's the story briefly. radical islamist groups have taken control of as much as 2/3 of mali's territory, including the historic city of timbuktu. among these groups is al qaeda and the islamic maghreb, said to have been involved in last month's attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. together the radical outfits have tormented mali. they've destroyed shrines, imposed sharia law and stoned people who come in their wake. now, mali was once considere
of the damage, he was able to pick out different homes, well, my sister lives in this one, her father in law lives in this one. three elderly sisters, live side by side by side. he was able to see what was gone, what was missing. homes there that caught fire. we have others along the bay. those also completely destroyed. some of them have been knocked off foundations. others are sinking into the sand. there are those where the front have completely sheared off. all of that will have to be rebuilt. we did speak to some folks and they said, you know, it's a community and they will get it done. >> the exterior of the house is destroyed, and not only from the fire melts, but also from the surge. the tidal surge that happened here, the exterior, things are just thrown around and as we walked around, you can see that. it was not just devastation from the fire that's here. it's from the tidal surge. >> it's so devastating to be here to see it. it's like a war zone to us. >> reporter: now, there are a couple of people who live here year round. there was one firefighter who actually helped. he said,
in the new jersey legislature to change like a 100-year-old law that says when the utilities are downed they are fined $100 a day, an ancient law and he wants that changed to 10,000 or a million dollars a day. so he sent this bill, a serious fines that will tell the utilities, upgrade your infrastructure. use your profits to do a better job or you are going to be really fined if you go down. and i thought, wow, he was saying that and -- >> i think people have been respectful of the incredibly difficult job the authorities and politicians have had and i think all of the mayors from bloomberg to booker to the governor involved, have done a terrific job. but there will be a tipping point for people. if they are out of power next tuesday, for example, this could impact the election. maybe people -- you could have said today it benefits the president because he has been presidential. mitt romney can't get on television but you could say next tuesday if there are millions without power feeling angry, you could get a protest, couldn't you in. >> first of all, i don't think it is just mitt romn
? >> well, don's it -- don it is easy if there is a state law that says you can change the election date in the state of an emergency, the law that says you can add a voting day if fewer than 25% of voters cast ballots, due to an emergency. otherwise, there are big challenges, secretary of state in connecticut, denise merrill was on cnn a little while ago. she said she did a tour of places like greenwitch, bringport, finding a lot of elderly people clustered along the shoreline. concerns that some are still in shelters, people have no power, so polling is one of those issues that sort of goes farther down on the list. and if you listen here for just a moment, you can hear her talking about that. >> and i did a tour yesterday of places like greenwitch, and our biggest city like bridgeport, where there are frail, elderly people, there are concerns there, some are still in shelters. many don't have power, we do have power at most of of the polling places but i think there are concerns about actually reaching people and getting them to vote. >> and don, some of the states affected by the sto
the deficit, eliminate the president's health care law if he's elected president of the united states, and he's also going at what he believes to be a problem for the president in the final days of the campaign. he's been saying that the president has not been living up to his promises of bipartisanship in washington, and romney says if he's elected president, he will bring the country together. here's what he had to say. >> he said he was going to be a post partisan president. he has been most partisan in dividing and attacking. he also said he would cut the deficit in half. he doubled it. he was going to get unemployment down to 5.2% right now. we just learned on friday it's up to 7.9%. >> earlier in the day, the candidate's wife, ann romney, visited the back of the campaign plane and handed out breakfast food to the reporters covering the race for the last year and a half. asked how she's feeling about the race, she said she's been touched by the people she's run across in the final weeks of the campaign. people have come up to her and told her about their struggles in this economy right n
-year-old mother-in-law and 98-year-old father-in-law to vote because they may not get many more chances to share the experience. >> we want you to send us your votergraph. cnn.com/early start. it is the candidates final push before the big vote. will battleground states hold surprises? anderson cooper takes a closer look. you are going to watch america's choice 2012 countdown to election day on sunday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> next, tired of being treated like the other burrow? staten island hit hard by hurricane sandy. they are begging the government for help. i mean it when i say begging. they are criticizing the mayor's decision to hold the marathon sunday despite the devastation. . ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experienc
coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> it nay hamay have been the most pointless use of off the record. obama spanked for some saying his editorials couldn't be published. then they caved expect put it on the record in a routine issue. now they support mitt romney for president. should the authors have talked to him in the first place in the last two weeks of the campaign? >> i think you'll see a lost of people doing that now. no, why, why bother? you can get access in this age of social media to things snantdly. why do you need to talk to somebody off the record? you can get the stuff that you need. >> editor
saying not only his sister's home was burned to the ground but his father-in-law's home. three sisters, homes side by side by side. that kind of community, anderson. one home which miraculously was spared belongs to a 9/11 widow, we're told, and apparently only the siding melted but the intensity of that heat so dramatic. but right now we can tell you the smell of smoke so heavy in the air, firefighters spent the better part of the day, simply trying to put out blazes that kept erupting, one of the wires. it's pitch dark, anderson, because you can't really see -- all the electricity is off. they don't know whether the fire was caused by a transformer or caused by some downed power lines. but even one of those posts holding all those power lines, that was on fire at one point today. so this is still very much in progress. people just trying to figure out exactly what they're going to do next right now. they're simply trying to catch their breath, anderson. >> yeah. no loss of life, though, among those 80 homes, correct, deborah? >> reporter: that's correct. they haven't gotten in to sea
law that reduces prison sentences. if anything it will be a couple of months under house arrest. >> what else is going on with him? let's go there. >> yes. berlusconi is still involved in a case where he was supposed to have elicited sex with an underage moroccan exotic dancer known as ruby "the heart stealer," so there was that going on. there used to be bunga parties with ruby. that is still going on. but we apparently must not call his political epitaph just yet. some people are saying right now, with the law as it is, he can't run for president for the next three years or prime minister as it is. so he announced that he's not going to run for prime minister in the next elections. but that doesn't mean that he won't in years to come. >> because he says his reaction to all of this is, well, that's well and great, but i want to return to politics? >> exactly. he thsz is politically motivate -- he says that this is politically motivated and he is a victim. it's going to be interesting. isn't it like al capone? in the end it's the taxes that have got him, not the bunga, bunga dan
most of our constitutional laws don't give the government-elected officials the authority to force people to leave, so what government does do is control the transportation, control the roads, control the buildings. so this is a way to encourage people to leave. >> and when they tell you, you know, to basically get out, that means to get out because they have done all they can. and someone like chris christie, we have the box on the screen because we are waiting on chris christie, the governor of new jersey, he said it last time with a hurricane barreling to new york and new jersey. i'm telling you, get out if you don't. i'm paraphrasing, you are not right, i don't want to say a bad word to people. you have this new book called "leadership" and making decisions in the wake of katrina and other decisions you have made. as you're watching this preparation and watching people like michael bloomberg, people down on the coast, are they making the right decisions? >> they are going in the right direction. in today's world, we have large numbers of people living in concentrated areas and
freeman a law professor joining us from cleveland. good to see you. >> hi, fredricka. >> and richard herman a new york criminal defense attorney and law professor from miami, good to see you as well. >> hi, fred. >> avery, you first. the parents say this is unconstitutional and its attorney sent a letter to the superintendent saying stop the yoga or we're suing. do they have grounds for this? >> well, they're saying essentially that yoga is a form of, as they're saying it, hindu prose la tizing. these are evangelical hindus. no science about the workout, no science about breathing. they're just saying it's anti-christian. let me tell you something in my opinion it is a constitutionally unhinged argument. there is no basis. you know what, i spent time in federal court getting restraining orders under the first amendment. let them take it into federal court. the federal judge is not going to grant a restraining order. it is not anti-christian, it is not prose la tizing. it is absolutely proper for these 5500 kids to be exposed to this physical workout. >> richard, why now after three y
literature to change a 100 year old law that when utilities are down they are fined $100 a day. he wanted that changed to $100,000 a day to tell the utilities to upgrade your infra structure and use your profits to do a better job and i thought wow he was saying that. >> i think people who have been respectful of the difficult job that the authorities have had. and i think all the mayors from bloomberg to cory booker have done a terrific job. however, there will be a tipping point for people. this could impact for people. you could say today would affect the president. you could say by next tuesday, you could get a protest vote could bt you? >> i think we have a president and believe me after the eight years before this president, one bumbling mistake after another and that is being kind to have a president who is inintelligent and who is proactive and who was very sincere that he did here today, i can people feel more security with barack obama in the white house when we have something like this happen. we know he is going to take the reign and get something done. i'm not trying to make
signed in to law in massachusetts and then goes on to explain why he believes the president while by no means perfect taken right decisions on a whole bunch of issues and as a result he feels more comfortable and he says the president deserves four more years in the white house and a significant endorsement of the mayor of new york. >> how significant? i asked how significant is endorsements? in this case, this is the mayor of new york city. how big could this be for the president? >> well, the president's going to carry new york state to begin with. so that -- doesn't necessarily have a huge impact in new york because it goes without saying. the president will carry new york and california. mitt romney will carry texas. those states are not in play right now so it's in terms of an immediate impact but the battleground states, widely admired. people that don't like necessarily democrats or republicans, they look to see who's the best candidate and i think michael bloomberg has sway potentially. if it's a close race in ohio, virginia or nevada, maybe anything could have an impact o
law makers to reach a bipartisan agreement to bring down the nation's debt level. they're pushing the controversialal methods raising tax revenue. >> there needs to be compromise and compromise not being a dirty word, but rather being synonymous with governing. yes, i recognize my taxes are going up. i haven't developed a table that says i'll be willing to pay this much more if you're willing to cut this much more. who knows where that's going to go. but i would say most companies, most people expect that they're probably going to have to pay more. >> an increasing number of ceos are going on record that they're willing to pay more in taxes to avert the so-called fiscal cliff as part of a comprehensive plan. if congress fails to act by january, it will trigger $600 billion of cuts. businesses not certain of what lies ahead have been reluctant to increase pay rolls. >> we stop hiring externally. as people leave their positions, we don't fill those jobs. as you look at exapt expenditures, we start to slow down our spending. and you see most companies doing that now because when you
local law enforcement. in some cases they are going going door to door, and brought out heavy equipment for the removal of snow. you need earth moving equipment. and so far, they are hoping people are staying put. as far as trying to account for everybody, they don't have anybody known to be missing or have rescue operations under way it will get worse tonight before it will get better. >> martin savidge, thank you for reporting. >>> up next, a 250,000-pound crane, still tonight dangling 90 stories above midtown manhattan. the question is, can it be brought down safely? we have someone who knows that answer. >>> and floating cars and flooded subways have brought a large part of new york city to a standstill. one of the greatest subway systems in the world and relied upon by millions to make the city function. it's shut down. governor of ge. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer
why the backup system at nyu failed, the irony, nyu, new york university, the law school, they do have generators and one of the few places in lower manhattan that have power. there were kids studying in the library, lights on, computers working, connected to the internet. the sickest patients at nyu, weren't evacuated before the storm hit, that's also raising questions. baby alice is health ooechl other babies evacuated from the hospital were much more fragile, one of them, a newborn girl half the size of alice. dr. sanjay gupta joins us live with her story. >> this is the story of emma, also beautiful, but fragile as you say. also the story of the doctors and the nurses who saved her in the middle of hurricane sandy, while her parents were stranded so far away. monday night, this baby, 13-day-old baby martinez, a preemie, weighing only two pounds, suddenly needed to be transferred to mt. sinai. challenging under any conditions and these were extraordinary ones. at about 10:30 p.m., the ceo of mt. sinai, dr. kenneth davis, got the call. within the hour, babies from lang langone starte
for their teenage son. these are allegations, at this point, right? nothing has been proven in a court of law. but they are terrible murders committed by young boys, 15 and 17 years old. so for these mothers to do this, heartbreaking. >> what type of charges will they face? >> i think they will, based on the terrible crimes, when we talk about little autumn, the boys there are 15 and 17. so they are close enough that they can go into court and ask permission of the judge to transfer them into the adult system out of the juvenile court system. and because of the terrible crime, they actually lured this little girl there, because she was into bikes. she had a bmx bike, so they lured her there because they wanted it. there was what we call aggravating circumstances in the murder. and we know the allegations in the ridgeway case is sadly, the little girl was dismembered, not found intact. so again, aggravating circumstances, they will seek to try them as adults. >> terrible, one woman in louisiana said she was set on fire by white supremacists, but now, police say she actually inflicted the injur
on taxation did one test study and i have it right here. keep in mind, this was done based on current law, which assumes the bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year. they concluded that revenue neutral tax reform would permit a 4% decrease in all ordinary income tax rates. now, that's not close to 20%. now, let's get to the second thing. adding more than $2 trillion to defense spending. according to analysis conducted money, romney will add $2.1 trillion in defense spending over a decade. now, as "the washington post" recently noted, they think romney's plan is better for the nation's defense needs, but he still hasn't said how he'll pay for it. let's give everyone here the map. we have $5 trillion in tax cuts, plus $2 trillion. now, if romney can make that $5 trillion tax cut revenue neutral, he's still spending at least 2 trillion. again, our debt, which is growing every minute, is about $16 trillion right now. so, romney has to find some massive cuts to pay for his promises before he can tackle our nation's greatest security threat. now, to be fair, he has some ideas for cuts. on h
that even have laws or rules where you can, you know, incrementally move the date or time, something along those lines. there are a lot of different options they can do. they'll try to determine where they have a specific problem precinct by precinct and address that, carol. >> okay. here is the question for you. do states traditionally have paper billialballots available power goes down? >> state by state or county. massachusetts and connecticut, for example, they still use the old paper ballots that you punch and can be scanned optically. the state of virginia also use that technology. in pennsylvania, "the wall street journal" reporting that officials say counties should have enough paper ballots for 20% to 25% of expected voters because touch screen voting machines may be expected to run on battery power if they have to. it's a mixed bag. all the states have to reach out and find out what their needs are, carol. >> the most impacted states, of course, new jersey and new york are pretty much blue states. what if this happened in ohio? >> yeah, i know. but, you know and i know, carol, we
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is called the voting rights act of 1965. and that is a law passed by congress to sort of watch out for minority rights in certain states. that parentally has at least part of the mission here, fred. >> all right. joe johns, thanks so much. we'll check back with you later on as the day develops. thanks so much. >>> meantime, let's talk about the new york area. staten island in particular. one of the hardest hit areas after superstorm sandy. we'll meet a family whose home was destroyed but that apatientapatient -- apparently is just the beginning of their loss. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. dad vo: ok, time for bed, kiddo. lights out. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. on
through any red tape, change the laws, if you have to, but make sure the aid gets there on time. several of his cabinet members, janet napolitano has been here on the ground. everybody that i've been reporting on has said, down at the local level, that this makes a big difference. it gets the -- it gets the bureaucracy moving. if he did nothing else, he certainly made that happen. >> will this, errol, have any real effect as we go into tuesday and actually as early voting continues considering that chris christie delivered the keynote address at mitt romney's convention? is there,going to turn into a real numbers change for the president? >> there may be a slight advantage to the president, but it won't be because chris christie, you know, hugged him and had nice things to say about him. it will be because a lot of people will not be voting. there are a lot of people who are just going to be out of it. here in new york, all up and down the coast of new jersey, there are going to be a lot of people with much, much more on their minds than anything related to casting a vote. i think depend
to enforce laws. the group in 51 jurisdictions and 23 states on tuesday. if you want to file a voting rights complaint, you can contact your local attorney general's office. >>> we got the final employment report and results were mixed. 171,000 jobs added in the month of october. but, the unemployment rate ticked up marginally to 7.9%. in a tight presidential race, the candidates each gave their own take. governor romney called the numbers, a "sad reminder of the state of our economy." president obama said we had, "made real progress, but still have further to go." >>> there are reports now that at least 22 million gallons of gas are headed to the northeast to help relieve shortages following superstorm sandy. it's made for some long lines as residents wait hours to gas up their cars and get fuel for generators to cut down on wait times, 12 new jersey counties will go to a rationing system. that starts at noon today. on odd number days only customers whose license plates end in an odd number can buy gas and same goes for the even days. >>> new york mayor michael bloomberg has canceled the ne
they really did was state the law. voter fraud is a felony but the question is whether that kind of language was intimidating to people who saw the billboards and what the signs didn't say was that voter fraud is a problem in far less than 1% of the -- >> is voter fraud a big problem in this country? i have said no over and over on this program. and people will fight and go, no, it is -- it's not a problem. >> reporter: you can find all kind of anecdotes about voter fraud that go back years and years. but the question is whether research-wise, scientifically, impe emperically, is it the kind of problem that is substantial enough to launch a trend or whatever? and people say, no, no, it's just not that big of a problem. and there have been a lot of studies trying to find out differently. so far they found out that it's a very small problem. and that's why i address it the way i do. >> what is interesting to me is that the voter fraud issues don't come from people who are trying to vote and are not registered or use someone else's name. it comes from people who are, quote, unquote registering
them all day. we have been saving hundreds of people from places across new jersey and law enforcement is committed to continuing to do that until nightfall again tonight, and then we'll start again tomorrow morning. >> you have a young family. are they all okay? where were they when all this was going down? and what do you say to your children, what does any parent say to a child when this kind of catastrophe happens on their doorstep? >> well, first off, you give them a hug and you say don't be scared, mom and dad will protect you. that's the first thing you do. and second, my family was at our family home in mendham when we lost power finally late yesterday afternoon. the state police moved them down to the governor's residence in princeton, where once we arrived we shortly thereafter lost power there as well. but at least we were all together. and i came from the operations and intelligence center last night over to the governor's residence and we spent the night together there last night. we will spend the night together there again tonight. no power but we'll still be together. >
to resolve because the law is so murky. >> it would be best if congress really weighed many. the court is faced with a really difficult job here because the text of the statute really seems to be hard to reconcile. >> if any of this sounds familiar for you, it may be because the court recently tackled a similar case, but the opinion ended up a tie vote with justice kagin recusing herself due to the role she played mr. it when she was solicitor general. this time, though, she is expected to participate. brook. >> joe, thank you. joe johns for us in washington. >>> coming up here, candy crowley, host of cnn's "state of the union." we'll talk to ler about hurricane sandy and how it's affecting the presidential race ask how that may play out. also, about some recent key newspaper endorsements and whether they really even matter. that's next. e. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth!
campaigns have said, don, they're looking -- they're working with local law enforcement authorities as first responders state by state to determine whether or not they should proceed with campaign events. >> jim, can you -- someone was talking to me as you were saying something. you said the president's canceled an event and who -- is someone coming in his place? you mentioned former president clinton and someone else. can you repeat what you said? >> reporter: that's right. in youngstown, ohio, tomorrow the president has canceled an event there but according to the notes that have been given out to the press from the obama campaign, vice president joe biden and president clinton will still be at that campaign event. so the president has that event in florida, then he goats baes o the white house. this is really happening in realtime right now. instead of events being planned out days in advance, now it's sort of as each hour goes by, things are changing. that's why it's going to pay to keep a close eye on this storm and on the campaign schedule, don. >> well, you can see, thank you, jim, yo
know you're not in trouble with the law, but if you were, you would be free by monday. subway shut down until further notice. water in the tunnel. speaking of the tunnels, goes to and from either jersey or the other areas here. shut down, except for one. carpooling, you have a car -- or gas, the compound, ashleigh, as we go through. >> some people reporting four hours to go to work coming from the outer boroughs, what would normally take 35 minutes. give me an update on the power story. this is just so horrible for everyone affected on the eastern seaboard and manhattan, this is a city that requires power. it's still a problem. >> reporter: it does. and i know that people who live in the hurricane zones found this out, people who live in severe weather country, their power knocked out for days, it's different. because you have high-rises and mid rises, people living 15, 20, 30 stories up and without power, you've got to go up and down those stairs. and if you're at all unhealthy or immobile or elderly, that is no easy task. and by now, day three, you have run out of water, run out of fo
/"wall street journal" "maris poll, but if you look at the law school poll, it is 58% to 41%. both took out op-ed articles in the "wall street journal," and for cnn.com, both of these gentlemen going live today with the op-eds on our website. i highly encourage you to go the cnn.com and read both of the candidates' op-eds and you will be enlightened in some way or another. we are right back after this. ♪ (sirens) (train horn) ♪ vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. ffor help finding a plan that's right for you, give unitedhealthcare a call today. >>> just four days, yes, and repeat it enough, four days to go to the polls, and that is four days to reach the reachable and sway the swayable for the candidates who want your vote. you have heard it for months, you have four more days to hear it. ohio, you have 18 electoral votes, and it is critical. barack obama and mitt romney want all of the 18 electoral votes, and while governor mitt romney made the closing argument speech from wisconsin, he is going to be heading ba back t
should be making their own health care decisions for themselves. that's why the health care law we passed put those choices in your hands where they belong, and that's where they'll stay as long as i'm president of the united states. finally, number five, we're going to use the savings from ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan to put our people back to work. do some nation building here at home. let's rebuild our roads, our bridges, our schools. let's lay broadband lines into rural communities all across the country. and as we're doing that, we're going to be putting our veterans back to work. we've got to serve them as well as they served us. because nobody who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head or the care that they have earned when they come home. that's the plan we need, new hampshire. that's how you build a strong, sustainable economy. that's how you make sure that middle class jobs that pay a good wage are out there. that's how you encourage new businesses to start here and stay here in america. that's how you increase take-home pay,
days, depending how you read the law. but some other states are even talking about the possibility of paper ballots. some states already use paper ballots, like massachusetts and connecticut. it is a real mixed bag. it depends on the state. and sometimes even the counties within a separate state. >> it is going to be a mess. joe johns, appreciate that. one thing we want to look at when we come back, we'll take a short break, is this storm, this storm which people say is one of the century, is this a sign of things to come, a sign of the kind of storms we're going to be seeing more of? we're going to talk about that ahead. you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. you know, one job or the other. the moment i could access the
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